Aside from its wonderful sand and crystal clear waters, 12th Street Beach in Miami Beach is also known for its lively and inclusive atmosphere.
The LGBTQ+ community frequents the beach since it is dotted with rainbow flags near the lifeguard stations.
This beach is known for its 11th/12th Street Lifeguard Tower, which is painted in rainbow stripes and inspired by Art Deco architecture. For anyone looking for an Instagram-worthy spot, this is a must-see. You can even rent an umbrella and chairs so you can enjoy the powdery white sand in comfort, or you can bring your towel, sunscreen and flip-flops.
And when hunger strikes, the beach offers a variety of dining options nearby on Collins Avenue, like the famous Palace Bar a couple of blocks down Ocean Drive and Twist, just a couple of blocks west at 11th Street and Washington Avenue. If you're driving to the beach from the city, the garage at 13th Street and Collins Avenue is the best parking option.
In addition, metered parking is available along Ocean Drive between 5th and 15th streets, but parking lots or garages are better options. We invite you to enjoy a vibrant and inclusive environment.